What Is Dermaplaing, And Should You Really Try It?

For centuries, people have done some wild things, all in the name of beauty. But have you heard of the newest trend? It's called dermaplaning, and we're here to tell you everything you need to know about what it is, and whether you should try it.

Dermaplaning is a treatment to exfoliate your face that involves having a scalpel scraping the skin to remove dead skin cells and all those teeny tiny peach-fuzzy hairs. Those who love it claim that it leaves the skin hair-free, feeling smooth and soft, and glowing.

Another benefit of dermaplaning is that it can make your beauty products more effective as it clears the junk and buildup on your skin. Additionally, it clears the buildup that can clog pores causing acne and pimples. However, if you already have spots or an active breakout, dermaplaning can spread the problem making it worse.

Dermaplaning works best on regular skin types. If you have sensitive skin or a condition with irritation such as roseacea, dermaplaning may not have the intended results.

If you are thinking of trying it out, make sure you go to a proper skincare practitioner. I'm sure this goes without saying, but you don't want just anyone going to town on your face with a scalpel. One session of demaplaning will set you back around $150-250. If done correctly, the treatment should be painless. Much like regular leg shaving, the blade passing over your skin should not case any discomfort.

After you get the treatment done, you may have some redness but that's about it. It will be important to protect yourself from the sun even further, as you skin will be even more exposed.

Overall if you are looking to try a painless and chemical-free brightening and smoothing treatment, dermaplaning might be a good option. It's basically just exfoliation, the process of removing all the excess buildup that can accumulate on the skin's surface. Although the treatments might seem a bit costly, you can wait at least a month between treatments, maybe even more. The important thing is to make sure you find someone to do it that is knowledgeable and qualified for the best possible results.

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